Heartland actor Robert Cormier dies in ‘tragic accident’

Canadian actor Robert Cormier, who appeared on shows like ‘Heartland’ and ‘American Gods’, has died aged 33 after a « tragic accident », his sister has said.

Her sister, Stephanie Cormier, told CTV News Toronto on Wednesday that the family was « devastated » by her « unexpected death » on September 23.

« Robbie passed away following a tragic accident, » Cormier said. « Our family would like to thank everyone on the Toronto Critical Care team for their compassionate care of Robbie and the kindness they showed to our family. We will be forever grateful. »

She gave no details about the nature of the accident.

« Although we are heartbroken, we are heartened by the overwhelming love and support that Robbie’s friends, co-workers and fans have shown to our family, » she said.

According to an obituary posted on the Ridley Funeral Home website, his family and friends remember him as « an athlete, actor and big brother. »

“He had a passion for helping others and was always looking to do more,” reads the obituary. « He enjoyed movie nights with his family and greatly admired his father. »

Robert Cormier has died aged 33. (Instagram / _robertcormier)

« Rob’s memory will live on through his passion for art and film, as well as his three sisters who meant the world to him. »

In a post on Twitter, the « Heartland » production team said Cormier was a « beloved member » of the crew who will « be deeply missed. »

He was part of the cast of the previous two seasons of the series.

« On behalf of the cast and crew of Heartland, our thoughts are with him and his family during this difficult time, » the tweet read.

Cormier, who was born in Toronto, also made guest appearances on former series « Ransom » and « Designated Survivor. »

With files from The Canadian Press


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